Demographic Data

Moore County


… is a thriving location, appealing to individuals and families within a wide range of demographic profiles.  Young professionals, families, active and retired military, retirees  — talented and innovative people live here, enhance our workforce, and desire to see our communities grow and prosper.

Current 2021 population estimates (NC Budget & Mgmt office) indicate Moore County has 104,130 residents, and projections are that by the year 2050, the county’s population will be over 155,000.  A 60-mile radius from central Moore County encompasses a population of more than 3.4 million people (AccessNC 2021 estimate).

It’s true that Moore County is a popular retirement destination because of our temperate climate, the abundance of senior-oriented healthcare services, and our excellent golf courses. But our communities are also seeing an increase in the number of people aged 20 to 45 moving to the area, as more and more people in this age group are discovering the business and employment opportunities, safe neighborhoods, good schools, and other amenities here. Moore County is growing, but with its large land area, it maintains a more rural, uncongested feeling.

 

 

Demographic Profiles

To view summary demographic data for Moore County, choose one of the resources below:

N.C. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILEView a current demographic profile report from the N.C. Department of Commerce.

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FROM THE N.C. BUDGET & MANAGEMENT OFFICEView demographic data at the state, county, and municipal levels.

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FROM THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU View demographic data for decennial census years or using data from the American Community Surveys.

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FROM NC’S SOUTHEAST PARTNERSHIP:  On the map, click on Moore County to view in-depth demographic, workforce, and business data.

Population Data

Population Growth

1990 Census = 59,013
2000 Census = 74,768
2010 Census = 88,247
2020 Census = 99,727
July 2021 Census Estimate = 102,763
% Population Change from 2010 to 2020 = 13.0%

» North Carolina 2010 Census population:  9,535,483

» North Carolina 2020 Census population: 10,439,388

Source for 1990, 2010 & 2020 data: U.S. Census Bureau

Source for July 2021 Estimate:  U.S. Census Bureau Population Division – Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties in North Carolina: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021 updated March 2022

Population Projections

 
2010 Census 88,247
2020 Census 99,727
July 2022 Estimate 103,298
July 2025 Projection 108,518
July 2030 Projection 117,189
July 2035 Projection 125,815
July 2040 Projection 134,400
July 2045 Projection 142,939
July 2050 Projection 151,438

Source:  NC Budget & Management Office – Projections updated as of 1/27/22

Population by Municipality

Municipality

1990

Census

2000

Census

% Change

1990-2000

 

2010

Census

% Change

2000-2010

 

2020

Estimate

Aberdeen 2,700 3,400 25.9%   6,350 86.8%   8,551
Cameron 215 151 (29.8%)   285 88.7%   245
Carthage 976 1,871 91.7%   2,205 17.9%   2,789
Foxfire Village 334 474 41.9%   902 90.3%   1,293
Pinebluff 876 1,109 26.6%   1,337 20.6%   1,479
Pinehurst 5,103 9,706 90.2%   13,124 35.2%   17,651
Robbins 970 1,195 23.2%   1,097 (8.2%)   1,173
Southern Pines 9,129 10,918 19.6%   12,334 13.0%   15,607
Taylortown 543 845 55.6%   722 (14.6%)   637
Vass 670 750 11.9%   720 (4.0%)   956
Whispering Pines 1,243 2,090 68.1%   2,928 40.1%   5,007
Balance of Moore County 36,254 42,260 16.6%   46,243 9.4%   44,738
                 
Total Moore County 59,013 74,768 26.7%   88,247 18.0%   101,126
                 
North Carolina 6,632,448 8,049,313 21.4%   9,535,483 18.5%   10,587,440

Source: 1990, 2000 & 2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2020 Estimates:  NC Budget & Management Office – Municipal estimates updated as of 9/29/21

Population by Age Group

Population 0-9 Years Old 10-19 Years Old 20-34 Years Old 35-44 Years Old 45-54 Years Old 55-64 Years Old 65+ Years Old Total Population Median Age
April 2000 Census 8,780 9,298 12,054 10,597 9,355 8,407 16,278 74,769 41.8
Census 2010 10,390 10,490 12,752 10,543 11,945 12,141 19,986 88,247 45.0
July 2022 Projection 11,331 11,767 15,553 10,952 11,699 13,641 28,355 103,298 46.7
July 2025 Projection 12,243 11,934 16,540 11,387 11,859 13,866 30,689 108,518 46.7
July 2030 Projection 13,587 12,782 17,681 12,220 12,393 14,133 34,393 117,189 46.6
July 2035 Projection 14,713 14,254 18,289 13,458 13,243 14,473 37,385 125,815 46.5
July 2040 Projection 15,481 15,697 19,326 14,507 14,142 15,133 40,114 134,400 46.4
July 2045 Projection 16,244 16,901 20,910 15,078 15,450 16,054 42,302 142,939 46.4
July 2050 Projection 17,302 17,682 23,129 15,302 16,514 16,942 44,567 151,438 46.3

Source: 2000 & 2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2022-2050 Projections:  NC Budget & Management Office – Projections updated as of 1/27/22

Population by Race

  Census 2010 Population %   2022 Estimate Population %
Total Population 88,247 100%   103,298 100%
White 70,913 80.4%   85,324 82.6%
Black/African American 11,839 13.4%   11,048 10.7%
Asian 818 0.9%   1,537 1.5%
American Indian 732 0.8%   1,125 1.1%
2 or more races/Other 3,945 4.5%   4,264 4.1%

Source:  2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2022 Estimates:  NC Budget & Management Office – Estimates updated as of 1/27/22

Population by Gender

 

Census 2010

Population

% Median Age  

2022 Estimates

Population

% Median Age
Male 42,176 47.8% 43.2   49,389 47.8% 44.5
Female 46,071 52.2% 46.5   53,909 52.2% 48.8
Total 88,247 100.0% 45.0   103,298 100.0% 46.7

Source:  2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2021 Estimates:  NC Budget & Management Office – Estimates updated as of 1/27/22

Income Data

Moore County, NC Census 2000
Estimate 2016 Estimate 2017 Estimate 2018 Estimate 2019 Estimate 2020
Median Household Income $41,240 $51,873 $54,468 $57,899 $59,963 $63,324
Median Family Income $48,492 $66,449 $69,991 $75,306 $76,561 $82,797
Per Capita Income $23,377 $29,679 $31,554 $33,432 $34,606 $36,184

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau:  2000 Census, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for 2016-2020

Average weekly wage per employee

(Private Industry Sector):

Year Moore County
2016 $721
2017 $747
2018 $757
2019 $785
2020 $871
1st Qtr 2021 $830
2nd Qtr 2021 $885
3rd Qtr 2021 $934

Source:  NCDOC Labor & Economic Analysis D4 System – Quarterly Census Employment & Wages

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